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What is driving the growth of cloud systems in physical security?

The physical security industry is embracing the cloud in a big way. Cloud-based systems – which involve accessing a shared pool of information technology resources via the Internet – are much higher-profile in the video and access control markets, and large and small companies are getting on the cloud bandwagon. We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable: What factors are contributing to growth in cloud systems in the security market?

Tyco's network video surveillance system helps secure Bradford Gurudwara against religious hate crimes

A video surveillance solution manufactured by Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls and installed by Kings Secure Technologies, is helping deter and detect hate crime directed at worshippers who attend the Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Bradford. HD Illustra IP network cameras 32 high definition Illustra IP network cameras from Tyco have been installed to monitor activity around the site of the Sikh place of worship, to identify anyone showing hostility towards the congregation. T...

What’s new “on the edge” of security and video surveillance systems?

By definition, an edge device is an entry point to a network. In the physical security industry, edge devices are the cameras, sensors, access controllers, readers and other equipment that provide information to the IP networks that drive today’s systems. In the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing refers to an increasing role of edge devices to process data where it is created instead of sending it across a network to a data center or the cloud. In our market, edge computing takes the...

What technology will impact security most in the rest of 2018?

Where does the time go? Before you know it, here we are at mid-year reflecting on an eventful first half of 2018 in the physical security market. It’s also a good time for our Expert Panel Roundtable to pause and look ahead at what we might expect in the second half of the year. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What technology development will have the greatest impact in the second half of 2018?

Pivot3’s large-scale surveillance solution to support enterprise-class video deployments

Pivot3 has announced the release of its new large-scale surveillance solution. Designed to support video surveillance and security deployments of 500TB or more, the platform provides the performance, resiliency, scalability and ease of use that is required for large-scale environments at a lower cost than any other enterprise solution. Cost-effective video surveillance Available solutions for large video surveillance and security systems are typically cost-prohibitive. While costs can be redu...

Johnson Controls releases v10.0 of CEM Systems AC2000 Security Management System

Johnson Controls, announces the release of CEM Systems AC2000 v10.0, which offers users a new modernised look and feel along with new features such as enhanced enterprise capabilities that increase the performance and scope of the AC2000 access control system suite from CEM Systems. Enhanced enterprise system CEM Systems AC2000 v10.0 workstation client applications have been re-styled with a modern, clean and intuitive interface. The restyle has focused on the user experience with improvements...

Johnson Controls provides cloud deployment and enhanced security with C•CURE 9000 v2.70 SP1

Johnson Controls introduces C•CURE 9000 v2.70 SP1 from Software House, one of the industry’s powerful security management systems providing 24x7 mission critical security and safety protection for people, buildings and assets. This new service pack provides software improvements for C•CURE 9000 v2.70 and new capabilities to enhance the security and safety of a facility and improve system administration. C•CURE 9000 can now be deployed under an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (I...

How SecuriThings boosts cybersecurity across multiple IoT devices

As Internet of Things (IoT) devices go, networked video cameras are particularly significant. Connected to the internet and using on-board processing, cameras are subject to infection by malware and can be targeted by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Hacking of cameras also threatens privacy by allowing unauthorised access to video footage. The performance of hacked cameras can be degraded, and they may become unable to communicate properly when needed. Ensuring cybersecurity is a...

What are the security challenges of the hospitality market?

Hospitality businesses work to provide a safe and pleasant customer experience for their guests. Hotels offer a “home away from home” for millions of guests every day around the world. These are businesses of many sizes and types, providing services ranging from luxury accommodations to simple lodging for business travelers to family vacation experiences. Hospitality businesses also include restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other venues. Security needs are varied and require tech...

SIA GovSummit 2018 tackles cyber, drone & physical security issues affecting private, public & government organisations

Leaders in the security industry, government and technology gathered on June 27-28 in Washington, D.C., as the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted its 2018 GovSummit. Each year, SIA GovSummit offers top-quality information sharing and education on security topics affecting federal, state and local agencies. This year’s summit tackled key security and policy issues like moving security services to the cloud, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for surveillance and...

How do developments in storage impact the video surveillance market?

In the analogue era, videotape was the storage media of choice for CCTV systems. Since the advent of digital video, and of IP-based systems, a variety of other storage formats have come to the fore, including hard drives, flash drives, SD cards and others. Now we are in the age of the cloud, which offers new opportunities to store vast amounts of video and presents challenges such as bandwidth and cybersecurity. For a current perspective on storage, we asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable:...

Johnson Controls expands Illustra Pro line with 2MP and 3MP Pro Compact Mini-Dome cameras

Johnson Controls is announcing two new camera models to the Illustra Pro line, with the Pro Compact Mini-Domes in 2MP and 3MP resolution, ideal for applications such as retail stores, healthcare facilities and banks where low profile and aesthetics are important. The Illustra 2MP and 3MP Pro Compact Mini-Domes are equipped with various viewing angles including corridor mode, a 9x16 field of view aspect ratio for vertically oriented scenes, which is optimal for hallways, aisles or any area where...